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tv   Projekt Zukunft  Deutsche Welle  September 6, 2020 1:30am-2:01am CEST

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road. safe. to borrow today. 30 minutes on d w. i'm not laughing at the germans because sometimes i am but most end up in with the evil germans the deep into german culture of. mutants to take this drama they owe to you because it's all about who they know i'm right so join me for me to get money to. welcome to a new special edition of jacket we show you how tourism in germany is doing during
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the corona i'm damn ik what is possible and what's not top the moment. you called holly hughes in the capital and she's visiting for city of heidelberg which is very popular with international tourists. go went to back and vote for obama at the baltic sea many holidaymakers this corona summit 2020. 2 war starts in the capital. summer. riverboats on the chalet. people drawn out doors by the warm sunshine. cafes and parks in the city are full even occasionally too full according to some.
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the brandenburg gate berlin's most popular landmark is pretty crowded to. almost normal and still this year everything is different. the corona crisis has changed the world and our lives including tourism after lock down and travel restrictions brought berlin to a standstill earlier this year visitors are slowly starting to trickle back and but what kind of an experience are they in for today we'll find out. after the city was essentially closed to visitors for a couple of weeks a sense of normality is slowly returning to prelim after the lockdown people seem to want to travel again. i don't mind wearing a mask and even if it's not mandatory to wear them outdoors in germany i believe we need to look out for each other. so bought the land in the middle of a pandemic house so the simpler one very simple we come from hamburg we've talked
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with grandma and grandpa for 48 hours and berlin's within easy reach but we wanted to see something. from the czech republic. here part here just for a day i said like 8 hours and i saw the what are you planning to see everything really we're just going to see the brandenburg gate then maybe to consistent. we just had a look around the city center now we'd like to take in a few sites maybe take a trip on the straight tomorrow. is what is your experience been like so far doesn't feel weird. it's emptier than i've seen it otherwise quite a bit more relaxed when you walk around outside on the other hand it's a little annoying with a face mask when you go in somewhere but that's how it has to be. i know it's a little bit dangerous but like there were lots. there we would be careful so maybe it would have been. pretty apparently most of the tourists are just. here for
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a short trip i'll move on to. i want to take the opportunity and visit this impressive building the t.v. tower due to social distancing roles only a reduced number of visitors is allowed to enter these days so it won't be too crowded at the top. of the t.v. tower was inaugurated in 1969. and to this day germany's highest building the interior is listed for preservation. in only 40 seconds iraq is to 203 meters. and then i've got the whole world well at least at my feet. the newly rebuilt berlin palace the reichstag and the cathedral i could stand here and look for hours. ringback
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ringback ringback ringback 'd and will go even higher at 207 meters there's a restaurant the best part the entire room rotates a full 360 every 30 minutes i'm behind one of these windows. from my coffee in the clouds i cross over to the nearby museum island another lens tourist highlights. the illegal. war what is the. article the. full life arranged to meet with christiane 10 a visit berlin the city's tourism organization have had what's open right now in
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berlin and what's not but the month a very good thing to visit at the moment would be the museums the restaurants are open again too and the hotels are ready to open what's not shown yet are larger events all the trade fair activity is still on hold and other events are of course very very limited. common are tourists coming to berlin or is there some has a tense and there are far fewer visitors we're at a level between 10 and 20 percent of what we had this time last year but they're coming mainly from within. germany because there still aren't many flights many of them come by car so there are a completely different type of people and. we've heard what would be your tip for a perfect summer day in berlin or. is it more i would hop on a bicycle in the morning and take a nice bike tour it's easier to do that now firstly we have a list traffic than usual and secondly we've got a temporary bike trails but i hope they'll stay where they offer
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a very relaxed kind of ride especially for people who aren't used to riding bikes we have lots of parks and gardens and great bike trails you can use rudolph. around noon i'd be sitting in a beer garden the proprietors have had some fantastic ideas and the senate's been very generous about allowing tables on the sidewalks in the afternoon i go to a museum and in the evening i'd most like to take in a movie at the couture forum and enjoy the panorama of the illuminated potsdamer platz. that clowns like a lovely day thanks for the chat my pleasure. not all museums have reopened yet and for those that have visitors may have to buy tickets in advance for a certain time slot. out stroll a while longer among the history rich buildings of the museum island which by the way is listed as
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a unesco world heritage site. the over bound bridge connecting the free time and cards bird neighborhoods is a good place to wind up my corona summer day and. sometimes berlin makes it hard to believe that we're in the middle of a pandemic the city's unique spirit remains unchanged. onix destination is harking back to centuries old bridge below. and chanting old town in between. and a romantic castle of them all together they make for one of germany's most popular destinations. i start by climbing the
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so-called philosophers following in the footsteps of long gone students and scholars from miles back university today local people and visitors alike to this town. from the top to get the best view of the city. however it is very high up on the to do list for anyone visiting germany this summer though the coronavirus pandemic has kept many travelers away what does that mean for locals and for tourists like me do manage to come what's the city like without the masses of visitors let's find out. highly very palace is a must today it's a ruin but it's the ghostly air of mortality that makes up its charm. the castle was closed for 3 months in spring because of the lockdown now it's open
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to visitors again. but to make sure our cameras didn't slow them down we got a special tour. and it started off with an important announcement. i'm afraid to guess we'll have to wear masks during the tool i wanted to ask if it's alright with you if i take mine off. i'll keep my distance and you'll be able to understand me much better the after hour shore no problem. of that yes then i'll take it off as just and off we get the nose out of that one. the arrows are going that way for visitors because again a vagabond that gives me a quick rundown of the heidelberg castle's history. starting in the 13th century it was the residence of the prince a lender of the latin and each successor renovated and expanded it according to his own taste and wishes. it was
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destroyed again and again the last time by french troops in the 17th century in the 19th century preservation work on the ruins and a partial reconstruction commenced the palace of prince a letter frederick the 4th normally some of the inside chambers are open for viewing but now there are also closed due to the virus. but as one of a few the curse to have had a lot fewer visitors to heidelberg most of the ones we do have come from germany and we can out of that but the americans and the stations aren't coming so it's picking up now we've noticed. and we don't give nearly as many tours as we used to . but what's a real shame is that normally the heidelberg castle theatre festival is held here in the casa leon and they rehearse here and that's always nice to watch for us to encompass all that's being canceled and it's really a shame on
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a story when the seshat a. pile of bricks of old town feels almost deserted maybe it's the rain but perhaps it's also the corona crisis. to answer that question i meet up with my ts she my managing director of hydra back marketing. mr sheen where a walking across the square is here and. heidelburg how would you say the numbers of tourists has changed compared to this time last year that. in january and february we had 14 percent more overnight stays even though the pandemic was already known to be on the way but the figure struck rapidly in march and april we had cancellations of up to 100 percent in the hotels and restaurants
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were devoid of life they closed up as required and it was eerie what he did and yes how does a visitor figures look right now looking around we can see there are some activity of course many germans are here but how many visitors have come from abroad. and we won't leave people out in the rain we've allowed the restaurant owners to expand their outdoor seating with no extra charge for his patrons aren't supposed to sit inside and fairly close together like some do. you can see the effects by the increase in tourists. and we profit from it hyderabad is a hot spot and we've always benefited from domestic tourism in the. 70 percent of our overnight guests are domestic tourists but it's of course that's a nice little bonus. intro to the east in theory and in the absence of the international tourism the whole atmosphere is a bit more relaxed isn't that nice for the visitors coming here now that they can
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take it. and enjoy the city. yes and no we're missing the international visitors title bags always been an international city that comes from the university and many of the students haven't returned here yet just because the borders are close to the international element is missing now in hyderabad. their aims finally let up at least for a little while and right away the old bridge over the next livens up a bit. in front of heidelberg university i meet historian christian villan baha the university as germany's oldest founded in 1386. the university museum is closed due to the corona crisis but the biggest tourist attraction is still open.
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although where have you brought me for heaven's sake. looks a bit like a squat with graffiti all over but in fact we here in heidelberg student jail the old students preserving those at 1st the cells were a thorough really serious matter but they turned more and more into a bit of fun they were meant for misdemeanor such as public drunkenness so everybody wanted to sit in this fabled student prison at least once. after $879.00 of sentences range from the 3 to a maximum of 14 days and you see there's graffiti everywhere you can sum it up as the door stood open i had to pay rent if i wanted to stay in here so it became a kind of privilege i could bring paint and get creative if i was hungry i could have food brought to me from a fine restaurant or university it was the university knew full well that that set up a kind of parties own of the late 19th century. there's no other place like
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it in germany. it's easy to get the impression that high leg is all about old historical sites not so just across the river everyone gathers on the neck of the greens to enjoy the summer. even ng has fallen in heidelberg the day trippers have moved on but the tables in the restaurants and bars are crowded anyway it's a markham piece of normalcy in the summer after crises.
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the. last special edition is falling amanda off those trick since locked out in spring. the fresh air a short trip somewhere like to the baltic coast it's something i've been missing these past months just like many of us the coronavirus been demick has disrupted travel worldwide and my 1st trip after using a free street cheese germany took me to bottom and in the state of mecklenburg western pomerania. beer from the lighthouse you can get a good view of the baltic resort. travelling in coronavirus times how does that look like with all the social distancing in hygiene rules it's summer in germany so it's high season and that means it can get really crowded on the beach in restaurants in hotels and i would
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like to know how those people in charge and the tourists are dealing with this situation here in volume and. holidaymakers our bank here involved in the end and the baltic coast and of course i'm curious to find out more about what's brought them here. where you're from cologne what brought you here on the baltic sea coast is the nicest coast we know we've been coming here for years. or do you still get that holiday feeling despite the coronavirus been them. salut restrictions like putting on a mask in stores aren't a big deal apart from that there aren't many restrictions we go biking swimming and jogging so for us it absolutely feels like a holiday just to a place takes good to get out again after the long lockdown. look down as long do you notice a few restrictions. but by and large when you're outdoors you don't need to sit at
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all. next month and. comply with social distancing hygiene rules. yeah yeah but not between the 2 of us. give me a kiss. i was rainsford have a lovely holiday. time to pay a visit to the beach and i'll rent the beach chair. it will protect me from the wind and help with social distancing well you know i'd like to rent the beach chair went alone welcome no problem but what do i need to do. nothing we send 2 people along who will make sure the beach chair is disinfected and all you need to do is sit down relax and have a nice time. or the. beach chairs like this has been a fixture by the baltic and the north sea since the 19th century there especially
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popular in germany. now all that's missing is a quick given the water. i have to admit that i have. into this chilly water it is just 17 degrees celsius is a bit daunting at 1st but once you're in and swimming it's wonderful. it's clear that the tourists are back despite the coronavirus but how are the people who live here fairing.
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i'm off to meet a man with a woman who works here as a lifeguard. but what do you need to be a lifeguard. this is what you have to be athletic team player know how to swim and like the beach. that's it. but that is then what did the coronavirus mean for you as a lifeguard in that yeah at the start of the season we introduced various safety measures and restrictions. we have protective equipment for the lifeguards for the swimmers who need 1st date we have masks and so forth anybody gets that he called and we hand over the band-aids rather than sticking them on ourselves. last but overall we haven't had all that many covert cases in this part of germany and there aren't all that many restrictions. but. you can see that at the beach. you must know what about an emergency if you have to do mouth to mouth resuscitation mr we're lucky because we have manual resuscitator so we're trained
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to use these handheld masts with self inflating bags which require no direct physical contact. so what do you like about the baltic as it is an aussie. view the waves it's always different in every kind of weather you never tire of it . the sun is really nice this year so don't forget your sunscreen i.q. but there's also a big clear this year so the view is really nice and if i had had to go. all right thank your mother wouldn't. my next stop is a tour of the harbor. on board the campaign bus the 1st pass along the i touched the stretch of water that
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extends from the fishing port of fundamental to the last of. the vandeman the seaside resort is actually the district of the city off while stuck. in a hostile carver we're greeted by the cruise ship terminal normally it's busy some $200.00 cruise ships docked here and every year. the last auction periods where cruise ships are built are also unusually quiet and it's still not clear how and when things will start back up again. an hour later we're on our way back to find him and. tourism has a long tradition here the 1st hotels for tourists opened in the early 19th century . as i stroll along the probably not on this nice summer day it looks like things are
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back to normal the way they were before the coronavirus trusts. mr on the neck of the tourism director you're probably happy to see how packed it is here absolute of reform on sites from once when we're very happy as a baby that got since the 25th of may have been able to welcome visitors again from across germany got to come on and there's nothing nicer it so especially compared to the weeks before that it was well for few but now we can go back to doing more best at providing hospitality home to. if you don't want to buy stand in a guest there are lots of tourists but the truce ships aren't here do you notice they are missing. this is what the courts want to hear yes we're missing the cruise ships. normally we have close to $200.00 docking here which bring an international crowd to rostock environment also. into knots and this international element is missing. that's
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a shame because it adds to the flair. and the crew ships are important to our economy. and us missions what are your hopes for a host of on the mend in the coming months site as their engine on 1st we hope that we'll get through the summer well with the preparations we've taken and that our vacationers enjoy themselves are guests with who doesn't and that the locals can see us practicing safe tourism so that we can come through the situation stronger than ever. and of course we hope that we won't have to shut down our hotels restaurants and businesses for 2 and a half months again if he's a muslim or brooklyn that would be a shame and a disaster and we'll see you were a holiday destination and we want to be able to provide that for again. don back to you and all the best but you know.
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everything's pretty relaxed you're involved in this the tourists are happy they can travel again and enjoy the baltic and so all the people who make their living from tourism.
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